OK, so I got a card in the mail yesterday.
I immediately knew who it was from because I recognized the handwriting.
I opened it, laughed b/c it was FUNNY ... and then proceeded to bawl my eyes out.
The 20 simple words that were written meant more to me than this person probably thought they would. I needed it, too.
The handwritten words read:
Thank you for all of my friendship favors, kind words and gifts. You're a wonderful, all of the time, unconditional friend!
It was signed with a "Love ya Sistah" and my sweet friend's name. I haven't even called her to tell her how much it meant to me, but she reads my blog, so she'll see it :)
So I'm writing this to tell y'all out in blogland - you never EVER know the impact a handwritten note can do for someone. I encourage you to drop a note in the mail to a friend. Someone could be having a terrible day, and receiving a handwritten, IN THE MAIL, note could really brighten their day - or - someone could be having an awesome day and a receiving a handwritten, IN THE MAIL, note could just be the cherry on the top! For me, I was having a good day - had a great weekend and was really feeling the stresses of the past week start to roll off and having spent the day with my daughter, hanging with a new friend, and then coming home to this sweet note ~ really just made my day! It made me realize that God has placed people in my life, for certain things, to fill voids and to keep me grounded. I am so thankful for that!
~ Oh, and when I opened the card, it played the theme song from "Friends" ... SO appropriate!